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Smith, Lyman B.

Container:
Box 2 of 2
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 230, United States National Museum, Division of Phanerogams, Curatorial Correspondence
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Curatorial Correspondence
Curatorial Correspondence / Box 2
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru0230-refidd1e1321

Smith, Lyman B.

Container:
Box 3 of 3
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 10-164, National Museum of Natural History. Department of Botany, Departmental Records
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Departmental Records
Departmental Records / Box 3
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-fa10-164-refidd1e1368

Folder 6 Smith, Lyman B.

Container:
Box 7 of 22
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 229, United States National Museum. Division of Grasses, Records
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Records
Records / Series 1: INCOMING AND OCCASIONAL OUTGOING CORRESPONDENCE, 1884, 1888, 1899-1963. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY AND IN MOST INSTANCES CHRONOLOGICALLY THEREUNDER. / Box 7
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru0229-refidd1e8146

A new ornamental bromeliad

Author:
Smith, Lyman B.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Year:
1952
Citation:
Smith, Lyman B. 1952. "A new ornamental bromeliad." Bromeliad Society Bulletin, 2 63–64.
Identifier:
129748
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:slasro_129748

Bromeliad hunting in Argentina

Author:
Smith, Lyman B.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Year:
1952
Citation:
Smith, Lyman B. 1952. "Bromeliad hunting in Argentina." Bromeliad Society Bulletin, 2 54–56.
Identifier:
132394
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:slasro_132394

Begoniaceae. In Steyermark, Contributions to the flora of Venezuela

Author:
Smith, Lyman B.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Year:
1952
Citation:
Smith, Lyman B. 1952. "Begoniaceae. In Steyermark, Contributions to the flora of Venezuela." Fieldiana. Botany, 28 416–420.
Identifier:
132396
ISSN:
0015-0746
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:slasro_132396

Morris Henry Hobbs papers

Creator:
Hobbs, Morris Henry, 1892-1967  Search this
Names:
Bromeliad Society  Search this
Chicago Society of Etchers  Search this
Louisiana Society of Etchers  Search this
New Orleans Art League  Search this
Arms, John Taylor, 1887-1953  Search this
Jacques, Bertha  Search this
Smith, Lyman B.  Search this
Extent:
4.7 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Architectural drawings
Prints
Scrapbooks
Diaries
Photographs
Sketchbooks
Sketches
Date:
circa 1901-2014
Summary:
The papers of etcher Morris Henry Hobbs measure 4.7 linear feet and date from circa 1901-2014. His career as an artist in Chicago and New Orleans is documented through biographical material, correspondence, writings, professional files, printed material, photographs, artwork, and four sketchbooks.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of etcher Morris Henry Hobbs measure 4.7 linear feet and date from circa 1901-2014. His career as an artist in Chicago and New Orleans is documented through biographical material, correspondence, writings, professional files, printed material, photographs, artwork, and four sketchbooks.

Biographical material includes chronologies, biographical statements, and documentation on his home and studio. Correspondence includes letters to friends and family regarding art, travel, and botany. Of note are letters from the etchers John Taylor Arms and Bertha Jaques and botanist Lyman Smith. Writings consist of Hobbs' diary kept during World War I while serving in the U.S. Army, journal pages documenting his move to New Orleans, and garden notebooks. Professional files include documents relating to Hobbs' memberships and activities in the Bromeliad Society, Chicago Society of Etchers, Louisiana Society of Etchers, New Orleans Art League, and other organizations. Also included are exhibition records, price lists, and sales records.

Printed material includes clippings and exhibition announcements documenting his career as well as published versions of his etchings. Photographs and slides are of Hobbs, family and friends, trips abroad, and his properties in New Orleans and Mandeville, Louisiana. Artwork includes architectural renderings, sketches of Chicago, France, and New Orleans, and an annotated scrapbook containing original etchings. Four sketchbooks include figure drawings and landscapes in pencil and ink.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 8 series.

Missing Title

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1918-2014 (0.2 linear feet; Box 1)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1921-1993 (0.7 linear feet; Boxes 1 and 5)

Series 3: Writings, 1918-2014 (0.3 linear feet; Boxes 1-2)

Series 4: Professional Files, 1922-2014 (1.0 linear foot; Boxes 2-3)

Series 5: Printed Material, 1929-2014 (0.6 linear feet; Box 3)

Series 6: Photographs, circa 1901-1991 (0.6 linear feet; Boxes 3-4)

Series 7: Artwork, circa 1919-1950s (0.3 linear feet; Boxes 4-5)

Series 8: Sketchbooks, 1930s-1950s (0.2 linear feet; Box 4)
Biographical / Historical:
Morris Henry Hobbs (1892-1967) was an etcher in Chicago and New Orleans. Hobbs was born in Rockford, Illinois, and raised in Chicago. As a teenager he took classes at the Art Institute of Chicago and at the age of 17 was hired as a draftsman at an architectural firm. From 1918-1919, he served in France with the Allied Expeditionary Force. While there he contracted influenza which resulted in the loss of his hearing. After the war he lived in Toledo, Ohio, with his wife and two daughters and worked at an architectural firm. He also learned printmaking techniques from etcher J. Ernest Dean and began exhibiting his work. In 1927, he returned to Chicago with his family and in 1930 became director of the Chicago Society of Etchers. During his career he was active in many arts and printmaking organizations.

In 1938, Hobbs traveled to New Orleans for an extended visit, opened a studio space, and began a ten-year project of etching French Quarter scenes. A year later he moved to New Orleans permanently and became the first president of the Louisiana Society of Etchers. In 1942, he married Alice "Judy" Seddon. In 1948, he was hired as a designer for the architectural firm Favrot, Reed, Mathes and Bergman, and was employed there until his death. Also at this time, he and his wife establish a country home in Mandeville, Louisiana, where he built a greenhouse and cultivated tropical bromeliads. They kept an apartment in the French Quarter as a weekday residence.

In 1960, Hobbs began a series of watercolors depicting bromeliads and in the subsequent years traveled to Costa Rica, Guatemala, and Trinidad to collect specimens for a potential book project. He died in 1967 at the age of 75 and that year the Reinike Gallery held a retrospective of his work. His wife Alice Seddon Hobbs died in 1993 at the age of 95.
Provenance:
Donated in 2014 by Reed Isbell-Hobbs, widow of Morris Henry Hobbs' son William Hobbs.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Occupation:
Etchers -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Etchers -- Louisiana -- New Orleans  Search this
Topic:
Gardening  Search this
World War, 1914-1918  Search this
Genre/Form:
Architectural drawings
Prints
Scrapbooks
Diaries
Photographs
Sketchbooks
Sketches
Citation:
Morris Henry Hobbs papers, circa 1901-2014. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.hobbmorr
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9de90464b-25e1-4b52-880a-48b63a3caf5a
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-hobbmorr
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Bromeliáceas novas ou interessantes do Brasil -V

Author:
Smith, Lyman B.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Year:
1952
Citation:
Smith, Lyman B. 1952. "Bromeliáceas novas ou interessantes do Brasil -V." Arquivos De Botânica do Estado De São Paulo, 2, (6) 195–198, pls. 62-63.
Identifier:
134962
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:slasro_134962

Araeococcus pectinatus L.B. Sm.

Collector:
C. H. Lankester  Search this
Preparation:
pen and ink
Collection Date:
1927
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Poales Bromeliaceae Bromelioideae
Published Name:
Araeococcus pectinatus L.B. Sm.
Araeococcus micranthus Brongn.
Other Numbers:
Botanical Art Plate Link : 2407
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Botany
Non-specimen graphic
Botanical Art
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/321296b0b-1ef1-4456-b933-8d085a83c2a8
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_11118115

Fosterella micrantha (Lindl.) L.B. Sm.

Collector:
Ynes E. J. Mexia  Search this
Preparation:
pen and ink
Collection Date:
1938
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Poales Bromeliaceae Pitcairnioideae
Published Name:
Fosterella micrantha (Lindl.) L.B. Sm.
Other Numbers:
Botanical Art Plate Link : 2466
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Botany
Non-specimen graphic
Botanical Art
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/385b1e903-00c3-4a3e-8fd8-29025b328583
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_11118174

Pitcairnia venezuelana L.B. Sm. & Steyerm.

Collector:
Richard A. Howard  Search this
Julian A. Steyermark  Search this
Henri Jacques-Félix  Search this
Jorge Rojas  Search this
Preparation:
pen and ink
Collection Date:
1946, 1966, 1937
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Poales Bromeliaceae Pitcairnioideae
Published Name:
Pitcairnia venezuelana L.B. Sm. & Steyerm.
Pitcairnia xanthocalyx Mart.
Pitcairnia paraguayensis L.B. Sm.
Pitcairnia elizabethae L.B. Sm.
Pitcairnia feliciana (A. Chev.) Harms & Mildbr.
Other Numbers:
Botanical Art Plate Link : 2502
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Botany
Non-specimen graphic
Botanical Art
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3abecc52e-9a7b-4f09-bf87-b3d6d44dd730
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_11118207

Pitcairnia tuerckheimii Donn. Sm. var. tuerckheimii

Preparation:
pen and ink
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Poales Bromeliaceae Pitcairnioideae
Published Name:
Pitcairnia tuerckheimii Donn. Sm. var. tuerckheimii
Pitcairnia hintoniana L.B. Sm.
Other Numbers:
Botanical Art Plate Link : 2525
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Non-specimen graphic
Botanical Art
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3c8d3aa6e-c123-4525-807a-63ba13aaf19f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_11118223

Dyckia monticola L.B. Sm. & Reitz

Preparation:
pen and ink
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Poales Bromeliaceae Pitcairnioideae
Published Name:
Dyckia monticola L.B. Sm. & Reitz
Dyckia frigida Hook. f.
Dyckia frigida Hook. f.
Other Numbers:
Botanical Art Plate Link : 2564
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Non-specimen graphic
Botanical Art
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/35fe3af23-1da4-440d-9451-6f452d4dd9c0
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_11118262

Pitcairnia macrochlamys Mez

Preparation:
pen and ink
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Poales Bromeliaceae Pitcairnioideae
Published Name:
Pitcairnia macrochlamys Mez
Other Numbers:
Botanical Art Plate Link : 2567
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Non-specimen graphic
Botanical Art
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/385d6384a-60e5-4c89-b42d-251f3beee5b8
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_11118265

Dyckia goiana L.B. Sm.

Collector:
Balduino Rambo  Search this
Howard S. Irwin  Search this
Preparation:
pen and ink
Collection Date:
1950, 1966
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Poales Bromeliaceae Pitcairnioideae
Published Name:
Dyckia goiana L.B. Sm.
Dyckia remotiflora A. Dietr. var. remotiflora
Dyckia choristaminea Mez
Dyckia remotiflora var. montevidensis (K. Koch) L.B. Sm.
Other Numbers:
Botanical Art Plate Link : 2569
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Botany
Non-specimen graphic
Botanical Art
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3e86419b2-365a-41ff-b66b-f90adcec126c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_11118268

Dyckia duarteana L.B. Sm.

Collector:
Apparício P. Duarte  Search this
Gert G. Hatschbach  Search this
Mulford Bateman Foster  Search this
Albert C. Smith  Search this
Warming, --  Search this
Preparation:
pen and ink
Collection Date:
1940, 1951, 1955, 1964
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Poales Bromeliaceae Pitcairnioideae
Published Name:
Dyckia duarteana L.B. Sm.
Dyckia irmgardiae L.B. Sm.
Dyckia hatschbachii L.B. Sm.
Dyckia densiflora Schult. f.
Dyckia lagoensis Mez
Dyckia ferruginea Mez
Other Numbers:
Botanical Art Plate Link : 2571
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Non-specimen graphic
Botanical Art
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/38161960e-e2a7-4ff8-b9ef-2d5fd6481d44
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_11118270

Dyckia brevifolia Baker

Collector:
Howard S. Irwin  Search this
P. K. Dusén  Search this
Preparation:
pen and ink
Collection Date:
1965, 1916
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Poales Bromeliaceae Pitcairnioideae
Published Name:
Dyckia brevifolia Baker
Dyckia dusenii L.B. Sm.
Dyckia brasiliana L.B. Sm.
Other Numbers:
Botanical Art Plate Link : 2572
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Non-specimen graphic
Botanical Art
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3c6b4b94a-77e6-44ac-948a-87f02049f06f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_11118271

Dyckia ibiramensis Reitz

Collector:
E. Hassler  Search this
Howard S. Irwin  Search this
Albert C. Smith  Search this
Preparation:
pen and ink
Collection Date:
1952, 1966
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Poales Bromeliaceae Pitcairnioideae
Published Name:
Dyckia ibiramensis Reitz
Dyckia pulquinensis Wittm.
Dyckia tobatiensis Hassl.
Dyckia irwinii L.B. Sm.
Dyckia rariflora Schult. f.
Other Numbers:
Botanical Art Plate Link : 2576
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Botanical Art
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3c75c4776-6481-4ea1-a936-92db8b81c004
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_11118275

Dyckia sordida Baker

Collector:
Adolpho Ducke  Search this
Auguste François Marie Glaziou  Search this
Apparício P. Duarte  Search this
Albert C. Smith  Search this
Preparation:
pen and ink
Collection Date:
1952, 1913, 1950
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Poales Bromeliaceae Pitcairnioideae
Published Name:
Dyckia sordida Baker
Dyckia oligantha L.B. Sm.
Dyckia heloisae L.B. Sm.
Dyckia biflora Mez
Dyckia duckei L.B. Sm.
Other Numbers:
Botanical Art Plate Link : 2578
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3b4f0d6b9-5dda-407c-baa6-8bc8df6aed51
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_11118277

Hechtia pedicellata S. Watson

Collector:
E. Matuda  Search this
H. E. Moore  Search this
Townsend S. Brandegee  Search this
Mulford Bateman Foster  Search this
Cyrus G. Pringle  Search this
Joseph N. Rose  Search this
Preparation:
pen and ink
Collection Date:
1901, 1957, 1952, 1949, 1905, 1897, 1891, 1935
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Poales Bromeliaceae Hechtioideae
Published Name:
Hechtia pedicellata S. Watson
Hechtia matudae L.B. Sm.
Hechtia montana Brandegee
Hechtia roseana L.B. Sm.
Hechtia lanata L.B. Sm.
Hechtia caudata L.B. Sm.
Hechtia melanocarpa L.B. Sm.
Hechtia mooreana L.B. Sm.
Hechtia podantha Mez
Hechtia subalata L.B. Sm.
Other Numbers:
Botanical Art Plate Link : 2584
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Botanical Art
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3f3ec2ec3-10b3-43bc-abf0-ce6ba25536eb
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_11118283

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